Sunday, February 20, 2005

It's Been A Ghoulish Past Few Days In Iraq

But soon Hil. Clinton will have departed and the Iraqis can get back to the task of rebuilding and reconstructing.

If you want a Body Count on the attacks centering on the Shi'ite holy day of Ashoura, pick up any Major Metropolitan daily. The Boston Globe says
over 100 have been hurt and it seems the death count will reach that level too.
While it's hard to shed any positive light on such an occurrance, one can say
that of the millions of celebrants, only a very miniscule percentage were
affected, and that last year in Karbala alone, 180 were killed. So progress
amidst the blood-stained edifices of land of Sumer has been made, and hopefully
continues to be made.

Fay of Live From Dallas has an interesting email from Mithal Al-Alousil describing yet another assassination attempt.
Boy, they really do hate this guy with a passion:

Dear all

I would like to inform you that my house has been attacked today 2005- 2- 16 by the terrorists again and this is the third attack through a week ,They are insisting to kill me.

I have been shocked when I called policemen , they didn’t come immediately and they were so careless.

God bless you

Best regards


DPIN Baghdad
Tel.: +964 7901 711 640

Kurdo is floating a petition for the next President of Iraq -- which appears to be fellow Kurd Jalal Talabani -- to Blog from his office. Isn't the Presidency of Iraq a largely ceremonial position? So, you might as well get your money's worth out of the guy.

Kurdo also informs us Talabani speaks 5 - 7 languages. Who does he think he is, Dikembe Mutumbo? No, if he was Mutumbo he'd be building hospitals and visiting strip clubs.

Hey, I thought that Kurdish women
were suppose to be the most beautiful women in the Middle East? Now Talabani's wife is being described by a Commentator at Kurdo's, as being like the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Does she ever say, "I'm melting, I'm melting?" Maybe when Talabani hands her his paycheck.

And in his most recent post, Kurdo is taking on a Turkish blogger in the always fissionable Kurdish-Turkish relations.

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